Supreme Court fixes date over ceding of 17 oil wells between FG, Rivers State.

Written by on November 2, 2021

The Supreme Court has fixed Jan. 17, 2022 to hear an application challenging the jurisdiction of the court in the case instituted by the Rivers government, seeking to stop the Federal Government from ceding 17 oil wells in the state to Imo.

The court will also hear the application challenging the competence of the main suit.

The seven-member panel led by Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, fixed the date after counsel to the Attorney- General of the Federation and Imo, Mr Remi Olatubora, SAN.and Mr Olushola Oke, SAN, told the court that they had two motions.

The motions, they said, is challenging the competence of the suit and the jurisdiction of the court to hear the matter.

It would be recalled that Rivers government had taken the attorney- general of the federation and the Imo government, to the apex court, seeking a declaration that the boundary between Rivers and Imo, as delineated on Nigeria administrative map and other maps bearing similar delineations were inaccurate.

Seun Fakorede

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